The Queen of Soul would have turned 79 today – happy birthday, Aretha!!
Today is also Elton John’s birthday (he’s 74) – here are my favorite Elton albums:
On this day in 1991, Kathy Bates became the rare actor to win an Oscar for a horror film. Her delightfully terrifying turn as Paul Sheldon’s #1 fan, Annie Wilkes, was a performance for the ages, and it made Bates a star. If you haven’t seen the movie, do yourself a favor and watch it – it’s currently streaming on HBO Max.
And on this day in 2001, Julia Roberts won the Best Actress Oscar for her hilarious and heartfelt performance as the title character in Steven Soderbergh’s Erin Brockovich, a favorite of mine.
On this day in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their first bed-in for peace at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. They were celebrating their honeymoon AND protesting the war in Vietnam.